Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Scheduling, ABC Family Photos
Lynn Stepanian is Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Scheduling, ABC Family, overseeing all off-network series and feature acquisitions, as well as the strategic scheduling of all on-air linear content and long-form video. Additionally, she is responsible for scheduling all event programming, stunts and managing program inventory. She also participates in long term program planning for the network. She reports to ABC Family President Michael Riley.
Previously, Ms. Stepanian was Vice President, Strategy, Acquisitions and Scheduling for the TV Guide Network, where she was responsible for all off-network, first run and feature acquisitions. Prior to TV Guide Network, Ms. Stepanian served as a key member of The CW Network as Senior Vice President of Programming and Distribution for The CW Plus. During her tenure, she led all aspects of program acquisitions and scheduling, affiliate relations, research and technical operations for the group’s 111 stations. Previously, she served in the same capacity for The WB 100+ Station Group from its inception in 1998 through 2006.
Stepanian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara and attended the University of Madrid in Spain in their School of Philosophy and Letters.